no. is that file used by `login`?
i just realized the file i created does work. only not over ssh. isn't that weird?
when loggin on directly at the machine or over telnet all the limits seem to be in place.
i have spent hours now trying to figure out why ssh logins ignore the /etc/limits file.
only suggestion i found was to enable UseLogin in sshd_config but then i cannot log in at all:
~$ ssh 10.0.0.2
usage: login [-p] [name]
login [-p] [-h host] [-f name]
login [-p] -r host
Connection to 10.0.0.2 closed.
is securing a linux machine supposed to be this difficult? not that windows is any better...
maybe i just need some sleep